WAR HERO: Flags At Half-Staff For Col. Day

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Flags are being flown at half-staff Thursday, to honor a war hero from Iowa.

Medal of Honor recipient and Sioux City native, Colonel George “Bud” Day will be laid to rest Thursday in Florida. He passed away over the weekend at the age of 88.

Day fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

In 1967, his plane was shot down over North Vietnam and he was captured. Colonel Day spent five years and seven months in a Vietnamese prison, with John McCain among his cellmates.

Day earned more than 70 medals for his service, making him one of the nation’s most highly decorated service members.

Flags will be lowered in his honor until 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

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